Recorded live at WSUM 91.7 FM Madison on the last day in February, 2009, mother and child is a collection of songs and short, edited interview clips from the show Bridges and Balloons. Sounds were recorded live from the soundboard with post-editing at South Mills by John Kruse.
Castles showcases not perfection, but rather the uncertain reality of life - choosing to sing with shaky-strong voices and embrace mistakes as par for the course.
This live EP is the first recording to feature Lauren on backing vocals and glockenspiel.
Track List (songs in bold): 01 Pulaski (0:12) 02 Headwaters (2:26) 03 How? (0:11) 04 On "Samsa's Compassion" (0:38) 05 Howl II (2:40) 06 O! My! (0:20) 07 On "One daffodil" (0:32) 08 One Daffodil (2:27) 09 My pleasure (0:10) 10 Little hedgehog (3:01)